LOOSE BEHAVIOUR: Sad Action: LP

The legendary Mikey Erg, along with friends from Slow Death, Raging Nathans, and Pale Angels, recorded these ten absurdly hooky tracks in just two days. They went on tour and recorded a second record during a pit stop in North Carolina, a four-song EP that is also available from Rad Girlfriend. All four band members sing, and the songwriting is impeccable. Fans of any of the above groups will adore this gem, and it’s a real testament to the pop punk underground that a cluster of pals can connect this perfectly in the studio. Remarkably potent on all levels, Sad Action is easily one of my favorite records of 2020. –Art Ettinger (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com)